The Indiana Chamber of Commerce has named Carmel-based REI Real Estate Services President Mike Wells the new chair of its board of directors. The chamber has also named 24 business and civic leaders from throughout the state to the board.
December 7, 2011
Indianapolis, Ind. — Mike Wells, president of Carmel-based REI Real Estate Services, is the new chairman of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce board of directors. In addition, 24 business and civic leaders from throughout the state have been named to the Indiana Chamber of Commerce board of directors, effective immediately:
John H. Dickey, senior vice president of corporate support services, Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc.
Kim Dennis, president of Batesville Casket Company Inc. Batesville Services Inc. and senior vice president of Hillenbrand, Inc.
Rob McLin, president and CEO of Good Samaritan Hospital
R. Scott Trumbull, chairman and CEO of Franklin Electric Company, Inc.
Joe Dorko, president and CEO of Lutheran Health Network
Mike Bosway, president and CEO, City Securities Corporation
Myra Borshoff Cook, founding principal, Borshoff
Brandt Burdick, senior vice president, PNC
John Clark, executive director and CEO, Indianapolis Airport Authority
Billie Dragoo, president and CEO, RepuCare Inc.
Doug Esamann, president, Duke Energy Indiana
Nate Feltman, president and co-owner, Home Health Depot
Mike Harrington, vice president and deputy general counsel, Eli Lilly and Company
William Henley, vice president of corporate affairs, Indianapolis Power & Light Company
Stan Howell, vice president, North America regional commercial unit, Dow AgroSciences
Lynn Jongleux, senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance Companies
Vicky Keramida, CEO and chief technical officer, KERAMIDA, Inc.
Joseph Perkins, senior counsel, engine business unit and for Latin America, Cummins, Inc.
Brad Skillman, president, The Skillman Corporation
Jerry Nickel, president and founder of Midwest Ag Finance
Chad Miles, president and CEO of Enhanced Telecommunications Corp.
Janet Madden Charles, president and CEO, Envirotech Construction, Corp.
David Wulf, vice president of administration, Templeton Coal Company, Inc.
Rex Richards, president, Greater Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce
More than 180 members make up the Indiana Chamber board of directors. The members are presidents, CEOs and high-level executives from companies throughout Indiana. The board plays a vital role in developing all aspects of the organization’s business advocacy efforts. Members serve on various committees that research key topics and define policy positions for adoption by the entire board each fall. These positions are used by the Indiana Chamber’s advocacy team to initiate and evaluate legislation at the Statehouse and in Congress.
Wells, a board member since 2000, has served on a number of policy committees throughout his tenure. He was named an Indiana Chamber Volunteer of the Year in 2006 and was the organization’s 2010 Business Leader of the Year. His chairmanship duties for the Indiana Chamber run through the organization’s next fall board of directors meeting on November 1, 2012.
“Mike Wells has tremendous political and public policy instincts and we’ve been benefitting from those skills through his service on our executive committee. I look forward to working with him in an even greater capacity during the next year,” notes Indiana Chamber President Kevin Brinegar.
“Our new board members represent top companies from throughout the state and are recognized leaders in their communities. We are delighted to have them offer their diverse experiences and insights to help promote economic and job growth in Indiana.”